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Historical buildings

The Solny Market

It is one of the three marketsquares in Zamość Old Town. For many years, till 1942, it had...

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It is one of the three marketsquares in Zamość Old Town. For many years, till 1942, it had been a marketplace. It owes its name (solny means salt) to salt brought from Wieliczka, Poland and Russia, which was stored in Zamość during the first years of the town’s existence. In the eastern and northern frontages of the Solny Market tenement houses with arcades have been preserved. Unfortunately, their parapets have not survived; they were pulled down in the 19th century. The original decorations of the facades were also destroyed. Only in the so-called  Rabbi’s Tenement House situated in the northern frontage, a beautiful frieze with a grapevine motif has been preserved. The lucarnes and plaster fine patterns on the facades of the other tenement houses are a work of their present owners.

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